As North Carolina families prepare for a new school year, our school communities are thinking about the many questions students will surely have about the August 12 white supremacist rampage in Charlottesville, VA. We’ve prepared a list of resources for teachers who may be called upon to answer some of those questions.
NC General Assembly conference committee members released their final plan for the biennium shortly before midnight on Monday, June 19. Senate leaders held votes on the 983-page plan, consisting of a bill and money report, the next day, and the measure passed on Thursday. Although Gov. Cooper vetoed it, that was overridden on June 28, 2017.
The House released a partial Education budget for 2017-2019 on Thursday, May 25th at an 8:30 AM committee meeting. Leadership allowed members to add amendments at the meeting though they had not received the budget in advance. The committee passed the report in a party line vote at approximately 2:45 PM.
Democracy for Sale travels with Zach Galifianakis, the comic star of the Hangover movies, back to his home state to investigate how North Carolina has become a bellwether for how the money of a few has come to dominate our democracy. Join Public Schools First NC and Working Films for free screenings to learn more about […]